Denver Post business columnist Al Wilson has also been at the Enron trial, and he actually shook the hands of the defendants as they ran the media gauntlet outside the courtroom. Wilson also overheard Skilling tell Fortune writer Peter Elkind, “You look prosperous,” as reported on the Fortune blog of the trial in the posting below.
Wrote Wilson: “I thought it was a spontaneous remark, demonstrating Skilling’s keen wit, until co-author Bethany McLean told me he used the same line on her.
“It was a day to forget about the Enron movie, the Enron books and the seemingly endless Enron exposÃ©s in magazines and newspapers. It was a day to finally hear another side of the story – one we’ll be hearing for the next four months.” Let’s hope so. There’s been too much talk of the coverage already in the opening statements.
Read Wilson’s column here.